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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38794
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Date:20-AUG-1995
Time:00:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N41GA
C/n / msn: 61P-0465-183
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rock Hill, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE)
Destination airport:(29J)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AS THE FLIGHT APPROACHED THE AIRPORT, RADAR DATA SHOWED THAT IT WENT INTO A SHALLOW DESCENDING LEFT TURN AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT. RADAR DATA WAS LOST AT ABOUT 650 FEET AGL WITH THE GROUND SPEED ABOUT 100 KNOTS. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT FLYING ON A SOUTHERLY HEADING AND ENTER A SPIN OR SPIRAL FROM WHICH IT CRASHED NOSE FIRST INTO THE GROUND. POST-CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE, FLIGHT CONTROLS, AND ENGINES SHOWED NO PRECRASH FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION OF THE PILOT SHOWED HE HAD SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK. THE PILOT HAD A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, A PREVIOUS HEART ATTACK, AND HEART BYPASS SURGERY. HE HELD A SPECIAL ISSUANCE FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, DUE TO HIS HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IN-FLIGHT LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL, DUE TO INCAPACITATION BY A HEART ATTACK.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X04315


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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